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From TheJournal.ie Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019 Later Years

Government wants building of old age retirement villages to begin by November 2019

A recent PAC report said it is not clear that the cost of care in public nursing homes is providing value for money to the taxpayer.

From TheJournal.ie Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless Restrictions

Business people, farmers and older people forced to travel to other towns as banks go cashless

Limits on cash lodgements and withdrawals are causing headaches for some rural customers.

From TheJournal.ie Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones Old People

Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones

The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.

Old people play Grand Theft Auto for the first time, get intensely into it

The cutest gamers you’ll ever see.

From TheJournal.ie One in five older Irish people live in deprivation Poverty

One in five older Irish people live in deprivation

74,520 Irish people over the age of 65 are suffering enforced deprivation.

From TheJournal.ie Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money' Bogus Callers

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing' Support

'I was all alone in the house, no wife, no kids - when my dog died it was the last thing'

ALONE is looking for volunteers for its befriending service.

From TheJournal.ie CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected Wash Your Hands

CDI is more common than MRSA and kills one in three Irish patients infected

Unlike MRSA, alcohol wipes do not stop the spread of CDI.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced Opinion

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.

This old man skateboarding will make you feel seriously uncool Cool Old People This post contains videos

This old man skateboarding will make you feel seriously uncool

Oh to be as cool as this man.

VIDEO: What your granny thinks of your YouTube nonsense JUDGING YOU This post contains videos

VIDEO: What your granny thinks of your YouTube nonsense

Would you be careful with that Cinnamon Challenge or you’ll put someone’s eye out.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important. Read Me

Column: Look in on older neighbours over the holidays. It’s important.

Older people are a wealth of information, knowledge and experience, writes Seán Moynihan – so why not stop in on a neighbour over the Christmas break?

From TheJournal.ie My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’ Read Me

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s hard for my heart not to break a little bit’

Community nurse Deirdre O’Hara describes her day travelling to visit those in need – some sick, and some lonely.

From TheJournal.ie One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census All Alone

One third of pensioners in one Irish county live on their own – census

This interactive graph based on census data show how isolated people across parts of Ireland are.

VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music' Swedish House Mafia This post contains videos

VIDEO: Old people listen to Swedish House Mafia's fearsome 'electric music'

Gardaí singled out the group’s music as a factor in the Phoenix Park disorder. So what did these fine upstanding citizens think?